Vive La Difference

I was so excited when Tina, who writes the blog Colour Living, invited me to take part in her monthly series Vive La Difference. The premise of the series is that Tina gives her guests a list of themes, of which they can choose one, and a list of objects, of which they can choose up to three, to represent that theme in a vignette. Tina also does her own interpretation of the theme using the objects her guests choose – it’s so interesting to compare the two and observe the similarities and differences.

I very quickly decided I wanted to choose the ‘Ray and Charles Eames’ theme (easy choice as I’m such a big fan of their furniture) but I tried to step out of my comfort zone and choose ‘Art Supplies’ to represent the theme. I sketched the outline of three of my favourite Eames chairs and then made three lino cut stamps to make a set of postcards. Hop on over to Colour Living to see the results of both mine and Tina’s efforts.

The creative process fascinates me and I often ponder on how one generates ideas; I know that it can take me hours to come up with an idea, whereas others seem to think of them instantaneously. To then see the results of two different people’s interpretations really highlights the difference between us in the way we see the world and how differently our brains work. This sort of creative thinking and making is so enriching – thank you, Tina!

Katy x



  1. Sarah
    28th July 2014 / 2:23 pm

    What a fabulous idea. Can’t wait to see what you came up with.

    • katy
      28th July 2014 / 9:32 pm

      Hope you enjoyed Tina’s post, Sarah 🙂

  2. Corinne
    28th July 2014 / 4:04 pm

    I love love love Eames chairs! What an interesting challenge. I think your stamps are great – you could make so many different things with them. What about gift wrap? Very clever idea x

    • katy
      28th July 2014 / 9:34 pm

      Yes! I’m definitely going to try them on gift wrap, probably Kraft paper. Thanks, Corinne x

  3. 28th July 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Great idea! Am off now to have a look-see at what you both did. x

    • katy
      28th July 2014 / 9:35 pm

      It’s such a great idea, isn’t it? Hope you enjoyed xx

  4. 28th July 2014 / 8:14 pm

    I read Tina’s post earlier after seeing it on IG, it’s a great idea, and fascinating to see the differences!

    • katy
      28th July 2014 / 9:37 pm

      Tina’s posts are brilliant, aren’t they? Such an interesting blog series xx

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